Literacy and Comprehension II:
Course Number: TBD
Length: 1 semester (0.5 credit elective)
Total Course Cost: $150.00 (Tuition Value: $70.00 + Teacher Fee: $100.00)
Instructor: Mark Woodward
Offering high-interest topics to motivate students who are reading two to three levels below grade level, Literacy & Comprehension II works in conjunction with Literacy and Comprehension I to use a thematic and contemporary approach to expose students to effective instructional principles using diverse content area and real-world texts. Presented as two one-semester reading intervention courses, both LA1095 and LA1096 offer an engaging, technology-based interface that inspires and challenges high school and middle school students to gain knowledge and proficiency in the following comprehension strategies: summarizing, questioning, previewing and predicting, recognizing text structure, visualizing, making inferences, and monitoring understanding with metacognition. Aimed at improving fluency and vocabulary, self-evaluation strategies built into these courses inspire students to take control of their learning.
When you log into the Virtual Classroom, you can view the entire course map, which provides a scope and sequence of all topics you will study. Clicking a lesson’s link in the course map leads to a page listing instructional activities, assignments, and learning objectives specific to that lesson. The units of study are summarized below. Students will choose 4 units from 2-8.